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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-42

Pharmacotherapy of vestibular disorders


Hearing & Balance Unit, Otolaryngology Department, Minia University Hospitals, Minia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hesham Mahmoud Samy
4 Botros Ghali St, Roxy, Heliopolis, Cairo 11341
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2314-8667.171512

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Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms directly related to dysfunction of the vestibular system. Imbalance is the most common complaint, especially in the elderly population, which results in falls and mobility restriction. There is no common drug for the management of balance disorders. Medications should be prescribed carefully, and according to clear diagnosis. The pharmacotherapy of vertigo can be optimized with detailed knowledge of the drugs effective in vertigo, as well as their side effects. A thorough review of the literature reveals that there is a significant lack of information concerning the real utility of different drugs used in clinical practice. This article discusses the pharmacological options that are available for the treatment of balance disorders, along with some recent advances.


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